Paprika

Paprika
Paprika

Ahh, paprika! This colorful spice is probably not brought out of your spice cupboard every day, but it should be! Ground from the chili pepper Capsicum annuum, its flavor can range from sweet to very spicy. High in vitamin C and the phytochemical capsaicin, which gives it its spicy heat, paprika can be used in everyday cooking or in your daily Blasts. Add a pinch to an all-veggie Blast or combine with the sweetness of mangoes or pineapples for a delicious and healthy change of pace.

Selection Process

Paprika can usually be found ground and in a regular or smoked variety. Be sure to find pure varieties void of chemicals or additives.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tsp (2.3 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 6.5

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.3g 0.5%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.2%

Trans Fat 0.0g

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 1.6mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 1.2g 0.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3.2%

Sugars 0.2g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.3g

Vitamin A 22.7% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 0.5% Iron 2.7%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 2.2%
Vitamin K 2.3% Thiamin 0.5%
Riboflavin 1.7% Niacin 1.2%
Vitamin B-6 2.5% Folate 0.3%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.6%
Phosphorus 0.7% Magnesium 1.0%
Zinc 0.7% Selenium 0.2%
Copper 0.8% Manganese 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.